Thierry Henry announces retirement after 20-year career

Thierry Henry officially announced his retirement from the game of soccer early Tuesday morning via his Facebook page after a 20 year career in the game.

Henry made 122 appearances for New York, good for ninth on the club's all-time appearances list. Of the 122 appearances, 118 were starts, placing him seventh all-time and his 10,403 minutes position him seventh all-time as well.

Along with being the all-time leader in assists, Henry leads the club in game-winning goals (14) and game-winning assists (11) and was named the team's MVP in 2012.

From a league perspective, Henry was named an MLS All-Star four times (2011-2014) and captained the team in 2013. Henry was a finalist for the league's MVP award in 2012 and was named to the MLS Best XI in 2011 and 2012.

The captain led the Red Bulls to the postseason in all five seasons with the club and led the club to the Conference Championship for the first time since 2008 this year. Henry made 13 appearances (12 starts) in the postseason while scoring one goal and recording seven assists.